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Salon Essraa: The TV Show Telling Stories One Egyptian Expat at a Time

October 24, 2022

“I wanted to redefine and reimagine what people think the word diversity means. When people are different from you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re different in religion. It could be the diversity of thought, color, experiences, background, the way they were born, even the city, sometimes the streets. Sometimes I also think of diversity as the music one listens to, the movies that they look at, and the books that they read. So it’s a bigger thought process, it’s not about a Christian and a Muslim, it’s a more complicated issue,” says Essraa Nawar, presenter of Salon Essraa on CSAT. Salon Essraa is a weekly TV show dedicated to highlighting inspiring stories of Egyptians abroad. The show chooses untraditional guests who have not necessarily received awards or made popular accomplishments, but left a mark in their communities and are relatable to the public audience. Probably not popular outside of their circles, the interviewed individuals are equally inspiring. Although the target audience is Egyptians, the show is completely produced, directed, and filmed in the US. The first season started two weeks ago. Nawar explains to Egyptian Streets that the focus…

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